There is a lot written about thorium. It was discovered …

Comment on The Centre should be a major player in the power game by Surprised!.

There is a lot written about thorium. It was discovered a long time ago. There are those who feel it’s the silver bullet of power generation but there are many polical reasons as to why we haven’t pursued it with vigor. There are also many who will protest against nuclear reactors.
“Thorium, when being irradiated for use in reactors, will make uranium-232, which is very dangerous due to the gamma rays it emits. This irradiation process may be altered slightly by removing protactinium-233. The irradiation would then make uranium-233 in lieu of uranium-232, which can be used in nuclear weapons to make thorium into a dual purpose fuel.”
I am of the belief that he who controls the fuel, controls the world and this is an unfortunate situation. I would prefer to see the proliferation of solar BUT without the politics behind the whole energy thing.

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Judge Borchers: no misconduct but inappropriate conduct
I think the judge did a great job and should be commended on his forthright delivery.
It’s fine for someone who has clearly not spent time in Tennant Creek or other troubled areas to pass criticism.
We need more like him and perhaps that will assist in the reduction of crime or at worst show the masses that there is still some justice in the world.


Hazardous waste facility near Alice recommended
The NT Government has managed to scare off all the Tourists, so perhaps this is their way to make up the deficit? 🙂
In the 50s the Americans cooked radioactive material into clay balls, crated them and dropped them into the ocean.
We are all paying for it now. So Alice Springs is destined to become a barren wasteland, but the pollies will be living off their super, in another land, smoking Cuban cigars.


Meeting in CM office will be Transport Hall’s ‘make or break’
Perhaps the Government could speak to Liz and see how they can assist in sorting any issues out!
I hope those complain about Gunner, didn’t vote for him.
We should all know that the pollies are only interested in what happens north of Berrimah, whilst disappointing it seems to be more than perception.
The NT Government continually assists in the demise of local business, albeit by their tardiness in making decisions. (Take a look at the every growing vacant commercial properties around town)
To see Road Transport Hall of Fame leave Alice because of more Government bullshit, would be a tragedy in more ways than one.
The people out there do a great, tireless and often thankless job.
HELP them out, Gunner.


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As long as EVERYBODY understands that RISK is directly proportional to DEPENDENCY.
Therefore I would be very careful who is charged with looking after the LCEP. Neither the government of pollies can be trusted, so who will monitor/ manage it?
PAWA clearly can’t run a power grid efficiently or effectively. If they could, we wouldn’t have had the outages we do.
We (the consumers) have already paid numerous times for the infrastructure and maintenance of, so I am very reluctant to agree to paying more for LCEP.


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Ummm, I knew the Berrimah line existed but laying blame on Darwin is very uncool and show us that PWC have major issues.
Airing dirty laundry is poor form. “It’s not my fault …”
So tonight’s outage due to lightning strike, well I’ve lived in countries that have far more lightning strikes than Alice Springs.
Clearly there are design flaws in our outdated power grid.
So the question is, when will these numbskulls fix it with the money they have already charged us for?
The alternative is for a gutsy polly to flex some political power. So, I suggest we all become self sufficient and go off grid.


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